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Zero-G Blood and the Many Horrors of Space Surgery

Matthieu Komorowski wanted to be an astronaut. Still does. The French-born anesthesiologist, currently getting a PhD at Imperial College London, applied to the European Space Agency in 2008. But he knows his chances are limited. “Being basically a medical resident I didn’t get very far in the selection,” Komorowski says. ...

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Space sound waves around Earth: Electrons whistle while they work?

Space is not empty, nor is it silent. While technically a vacuum, space nonetheless contains energetic charged particles, governed by magnetic and electric fields, and it behaves unlike anything we experience on Earth. In regions laced with magnetic fields, such as the space environment surrounding our planet, particles are continually ...

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How Google Cashes In on the Space Right Under the Search Bar

SAN FRANCISCO — Before Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google, they wrote a research paper as doctoral students at Stanford University in which they questioned the appropriateness of ads on search engines. “It could be argued from the consumer point of view that the better the search engine is, ...

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Russia’s Quest to Build a Space Empire—or Go Broke Trying

It’s not unusual for space agencies to wax lyrical about how their work exploring all that lies beyond Earth’s atmosphere is for the shared benefit of humankind. It’s probably expected. So when, at a panel during the 33rd annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, the head of the Russian space ...

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100,000-year-old human skulls from east Asia reveal complex mix of trends in time, space

Washington University in St. Louis. “100,000-year-old human skulls from east Asia reveal complex mix of trends in time, space.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 2 March 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170302144009.htm>. Washington University in St. Louis. (2017, March 2). 100,000-year-old human skulls from east Asia reveal complex mix of trends in time, space. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March ...

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Watch SpaceX Try to Launch NASA’s Science Into Space

[embedded content] SpaceX is back, and it’s launching your tax dollars into low Earth orbit. Saturday morning will mark the private rocket company’s tenth mission to the International Space Station—and its second launch attempt since a Falcon 9 rocket blew up on a launchpad last September. Saturday’s launch will lift ...

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Want to Be a Space Archaeologist? Here’s Your Chance

Usually it takes years of study to become an archaeologist—four years of reading books and a few more learning in the field before you finally get to play in the dirt professionally. Sarah Parcak wants to get that down to a few minutes. Parcak is a space archaeologist, which means she ...

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